Climate Variability, Drought, and the Belief that High Gods Are Associated with Weather in Nonindustrial Societies

Weather, Climate, and Society Vol/Iss. 13(2) American Meteorological Society Boston Published In Pages: 259-272
By Ember, Carol R., Skoggard, Ian, Felzer, Benjamin, Pitek, Emily, Jiang, Mingkai


There will be a correlation between climates with extreme cold or hot temperatures and resource stress.


r statistics for cold climates were always positive and for hot climates were typically negative. The variable "Low Plant and Animal Richness" was consistently associated with resource stress.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson's rMarginally supportedp<0.1r: -0.23, 0.29Two-tailed